HC Deb 21 June 1904 vol 136 cc697-8

I beg to ask the First Commissioner of Works if he can state the reasons why the subway which was constructed at the bottom of Parliament Street five year3 ago has never been used; whether his attention has been called to the hindrance to traffic by the railed-in staircases leading to the subway; whether, if there is no intention to use the subway, he will cause the railings to be removed, so that the spaces now occupied by the staircases maybe restored to their former use, and vehicles be allowed to stop at both corners of Parliament Street, instead of the practice which is now frequently adopted of putting down passengers in the middle of the street.

٭ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, Chorley)

This is a matter with which the First Commissioner is not concerned, it being entirely a question for the Westminster City Council.


Will the noble Lord cause communication to be made to the proper authorities on the subject?


It is nothing to do with the Commissioner of Works, though he is of course anxious to secure fee access for Members to the Palace of Westminster.